Normal weight for 5 year olds

The average weight for 5 year old boys is 40.8 lbs and 5 year old girls average 39.7 lbs1 The tables below show the distribution of weight by percentile of the 5 year year old population.

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5 year old girls under 32 lbs or over 49 lbs and 5 year old boys who weigh less than 34 lbs or more than 49 lbs may want to consult a doctor. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children who's weight is outside the 5th or 85th percentiles seek professional advice to determine if further evaluation is needed2.

Body weight percentile chart for 5 year old boys
Percentile Weight
3rd 32.8 lbs
5th 33.6 lbs
10th 34.9 lbs
25th 37.5 lbs
50th 40.8 lbs
75th 44.7 lbs
90th 48.9 lbs
95th 51.8 lbs
97th 53.9 lbs
Body weight percentile chart for 5 year old girls
Percentile Weight
3rd 31.6 lbs
5th 32.4 lbs
10th 33.8 lbs
25th 36.3 lbs
50th 39.7 lbs
75th 44 lbs
90th 48.8 lbs
95th 52.4 lbs
97th 55 lbs

Source Citations
  1. Robert J. Kuczmarski Dr.P.H. et al., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2000 CDC Growth Charts for the United States: Methods and Development
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics Is Your Child Overweight?

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